Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Stem Cells Could Regrow Muscles

“What has been the realm of science fiction is looking more and more like the medicine of the future,” said Professor Gunning.

An experimental procedure that dramatically strengthens stem cells’ ability to regenerate damaged tissue could offer new hope to sufferers of muscle-wasting diseases such as myopathy and muscular dystrophy, according to researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

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March 5, 2009

Photo caption: The researchers have used stem cells to
regrow muscles in a mouse.
Image: iStockphoto

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